A pedestrian who died following a collision with a car in an incident police are treating as a hit and run was 81-years-old.
The Metropolitan Police revealed the age of the elderly man who was knocked over in West Kensington on Saturday (March 4) night, but are yet to name him.
Officers called at 9.27pm to reports of the pensioner being struck by a silver car in Hammersmith Road at the junction with Edith Road.
The pedestrian was taken to a central London hospital where he died at 1.15am on Sunday (March 5) morning.
His next of kin have been informed.
The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and was later discovered in Stanwick Road.
Officers had initially thought it to be a Mercedes but now say the car involved was a silver BMW 5-series.
Detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.
Officers would like to speak with anyone who saw the collision, or who saw the car leave the scene.
They are also particularly keen to speak with anyone who saw the car being abandoned.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit’s witness appeal line on 020 8543 5157 or via 101.
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